is one of my all time favorite photographers. His body of work captures the coastal waters of South Carolina and Georgia better than any photographer I have seen. Pat Conroy's words are a perfect match for his photographs.
Leigh has so many great books
, it's hard to choose a favorite. If I had to narrow it down I would pick Oystering: A Way of Life, Nets and Doors: Shrimping in Southern Waters, and his retrospective, The Land I'm Bound To.
I am lucky enough to own this piece and look at it everyday!
Several years ago M bought a couple prints for me and I could not be more grateful.
This photo reminds me of the my hometown and the oystermen who help maintain our waters.
Jack Leigh passed away in 2004 after a battle with colon cancer. He left the world a better place as he documented the South in a way that will preserve our salt marshes and barrier islands long after they're gone.